passionate

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin passionatus, past participle of passionare (to be affected with passion); see passion.

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Adjective[edit]

passionate (comparative more passionate, superlative most passionate)

  1. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.
  2. Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.
    • Prior
      Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate.
  3. (obsolete) Suffering; sorrowful.
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Noun[edit]

passionate (plural passionates)

  1. A passionate individual.

Verb[edit]

passionate (third-person singular simple present passionates, present participle passionating, simple past and past participle passionated)

  1. (obsolete) To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xii:
      Great pleasure mixt with pittifull regard, / That godly King and Queene did passionate [...].

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Adjective[edit]

passiōnate

  1. vocative masculine singular of passiōnatus